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3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Farm Rietspruit, Driefontein, R101, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you for a wondeful weekend.. We were in the area for a wedding. We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The staff were very pleasant, and nothing was too much trouble We will be back..

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Lyn for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. More

Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the accommodation and the fact that you can have a BQ without a lot of people making noises. You can sit and listen to you own thoughts. We would love to go again but the finance manager (My wife) says next year

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Japie for your lovely review. What a thrill to receive such lovely compliments. We pride ourselves that Birdsong offers peace and tranquillity and it's delightful to hear that our guests enjoy this. Feel free to visit our website regularly for great deals and offers that will please both you and the "financial manager" :) We look forward to... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The only positives were the way the staff treated us, as well as the natural setting. We were disappointed with the facilities themselves in that the kitchen was not equipped properly - there was for instance no braai utensils, the kettle took ages to boil, etc. The fact that there was no hot water was absolutely unacceptable! We considered staying... More

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Gerhard. We apologize for the inconvenience with the lack of hot water. We will investigate your feedback regarding the utensils. Because of the location of our property, there is no cellphone reception, and we advertise it as such. We understand that the dirt road is not to everybody's taste, however this adds to the charm... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had such a great time. The silence and natural beauty was overwhelming. The rooms are beautiful and the staff delightful. We did not expect the level of comfort and convenience we encountered. A real gem in the bushveld.

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Christiaan for your wonderful review of our establishment. We are very proud of the Birdsong Cottages and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Many thanks to William ( care taker/ receptionist) for the brilliant service. The rooms were amazing as well. The overall property was breath- taking. We will definitely want to return for the experience.

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Birdsong Cottages. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience at our property and we are delighted that William's customer service made your stay a memorable occasion. We look forward to see you again. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Thank you for the great service and hospitality, we really enjoyed the beautiful surrounds and views. The rooms were homely and very nicely decorated. There did seem to be a slight issue with the toilets though as they did not flush properly.

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Louise, many thanks for your review. We value your feedback and will investigate your remarks regarding the flushing system. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by this. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We booked the 8 sleeper cottage with friends. The living room is a bit small to accomadate all 8 people but cosy. The location of the cottage is beautiful, surrounded by a lake, allowing you to absorb the peaceful tranquility and wildlife. Joseph (general manager) and William (who I renamed Dr William after I fell and he attended to my... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday at the Birdsong Cottages outside Modimolle. We appreciate your feedback and compliments and will be sure to share your message with the team, who will be thrilled. Joseph and William will be commended for their great service. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next birthday!! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here overnight when we were attending a wedding at a nearby venue. Our cottage was neat and clean in a lovely setting on a little dam. Very peaceful and wonderful birdlife ..the restaurant wasn't open when we were there so can't comment on the food but it has a great view of the surrounding bush.An excellent stopover spot... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Maureen, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The "restaurant" in question is our brand new Koi Pond Reception Venue, which we will soon be utilizing to offer breakfast and dinners. We look forward to sharing this exciting new addition to Birdsong with you. The new venue has been received extremely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Birdsong. Excellent service from the staff. Clean, neat and comfortable. Have already recommended it and will visit again... This is one of the most relaxing places I have been. Loved it. Thank you and see you soon. Regards Gudrun

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Gudrun, thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Birdsong. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and that you are also recommending it to your friends. We hope to welcome you back soon! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at Birdsong for 2 nights along with friends a week ago. It is located a few km off the main road and fairly easy to find. We took the Flycatcher suites which have 3 bedrooms along with a common sitting area, dining and kitchen. The rooms were nice and the rest of the place well laid out with... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your review of Birdsong Cottages. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The wildlife at Birdsong includes various monkeys and the noise on the roof is very likely to be these animals passing through. We are sorry if this was of inconvenience during your stay. The Koi Pond Venue is a brand new addition... More

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Address: Farm Rietspruit, Driefontein, R101, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Birdsong Cottages 3*
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Enjoy farm-life and warm hospitality in our overnight accommodation or self catering units. Choose from a self catered farm stay or enjoy lodgings in the rondavel or our beautiful guest house. This popular bird watching area is within close proximity of the Nylsvley wetlands. Hiking trails on the farm offer breathtaking views. Birdsong is ideal for small functions, conferences, weddings and parties, with a beautiful chapel with seating for 50-60 people. ... more   less 
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